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The parliament will have ample opportunity to review the MCC grant assistance agreement once it is signed, the US Embassy today said.

Issuing a statement, the Embassy said once the grant assistance agreement is signed, the Government of Sri Lanka will send it to parliament for approval.  

“Consistent with the Millennium Challenge Corporation’s (MCC) worldwide policy in all partner countries, once the grant assistance agreement is signed, the Government of Sri Lanka will send it to parliament for approval,” it said.  

It said during that review period, the government will develop plans to implement the grant assistance agreement and design projects to improve transportation and land administration.  

“Parliamentary review and approval are required by MCC to ensure the grant assistance agreement has the support of the government and the people,” it said.

The Embassy said the MCC pact will directly benefit over 11 million Sri Lankans and meaningfully stimulate economic growth.

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  • Madushan Friday, 01 November 2019 02:14 PM

    Why US is so hurry and kneeling down to give assistance to Sri Lanka.

    Nish Friday, 01 November 2019 02:18 PM

    Right we will pretend that you don't have control over our parliament

    Samson Friday, 01 November 2019 04:24 PM

    Parliament may approve but people will not.

    Do not fool us Friday, 01 November 2019 05:32 PM

    Once signed - it is signed. We never heard of a signed document being withdrawn.

    sam silva Friday, 01 November 2019 06:04 PM

    Do we really need it at this moment. We have more burning issues the government is sitting on it.

    Vidanage Silva Saturday, 02 November 2019 12:18 PM

    Good argument Ambassador; sign and review. Where did you learn this from


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